The quarterback position is notoriously difficult to evaluate and project. It’s why teams spend premium draft picks on JaMarcus Russells, Ryan Leafs and Blaine Gabberts seemingly every year.
The NFL Draft is an inexact science, and as such, there isn’t a tried-and-true formula that you can follow for guaranteed success. So many variables can influence the success or failure of a prospect whether it’s ideal or inappropriate scheme fit, off-the-field issues, supporting cast or lack thereof; many factors can contribute to the “hits” and “misses” that occur each draft season. With so many variables to consider in the evaluation of an NFL prospect, where do you begin?